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GLENDA ARGAMASO, a dear friend, sister, colleague, wife and a loving mother to 2 young kids, She is suffering for weeks in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and critically in need of an immediate liver transplant. She is diagnosed with;
(1) WILSON'S DISEASE
(2) FULMINANT HEPATITIS
(3) BILATERAL OVARIAN TUMOR
Unfortunately, according to the guideline by the Japan Society for Transplantation, a living donor must be “a blood relative within the sixth degree or a relative in-law within the third degree”, thus restricting them from finding a donor in Japan. The best option is to bring her home to the Philippines where willing donors are most likely readily available.
As a result of unexpected and significant medical expenses and limited resources, and in behalf of the family, we would like to knock on your hearts for financial assistance or whatever you can provide to help them.
The thought of losing a mother, a sister, and a dear friend who’s always been ready to lend a helping hand to many of us here in Japan, we as friends of her and her family are extending all means to help alleviate the burden of financial difficulties the family is facing right now.
We, thank you in advance for your kind contribution, sympathy and understanding.
From August 2017, Glenda has been suffering to what was then diagnosed as Bronchial Asthma. For several months, she had multiple doctor consultations and medications was prescribed and followed. However, she was still in a bad shape, breathing heavily, no appetite and drastically started to lose weight.
On December 31, 2017 Glenda came to the Emergency room of Japan Red Cross Medical Center with abdominal pain and in poor physical condition. Her abdomen was swollen and so as her legs. She was diagnosed with severe liver dysfunction by unexplained hepatitis and she was urgently admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU). After only 6 hours of her admission, she was in and out of consciousness and was finally assessed that she lapsed into FULMINANT HEPATITIS. Doctors immediately started PLASMA EXCHANGE THERAPHY. Her liver function was sustained and liver inflammation was expected to get better.
From December 31 to January 4, Plasma Exchange was done every day. Gradually, her liver function improved and her Pro-thrombin time percentage (PT%) became stable between 30-40%.
On January 9, her CT scan revealed that her liver segment 1 was huge and spleen was moderately big. Doctors considered that her liver inflammation was acute-on-chronic. Hepatitis screenings were all negative. She does not have auto-immune constitution. She hardly drinks alcohol. Wilson’s disease was suspected. They checked her eye, the amount of copper in her urine, etc. She was finally diagnosed with Wilson’s Disease. Medications were administered from January 11. Her amount of urine was very low and body weight increasing, doctor’s adjusted DIURETICS and often aspirate ascites.
January 23, she had fever and PT% decreased. On January 26, it was again necessary for another Plasma Exchange. They are still unable to determine cause of fever. January 28, another Plasma Exchange.
January 31, she had multiple mouth sores and rashes all over her body. Doctors advised she had allergic reaction to antibiotic. They've given her steroids and antihistamine.
February 1, mouth sore and rashes progressing and she is unable to eat anymore. Doctors put her in IV fluid to sustain her health. Steven Johnson Syndrome suspected but not confirmed.
February 21, 2018Update posted by Norielyn Argamaso at 07:12 am
We thank everyone who have shared their blessings with our family. Glenda's condition still unstable but we are praying for the best. She is still in hospital where doctors are working really hard to make everything better. Unfortunately, due to some regulations, this account will be closed soon. Again, we
February 8, 2018Update posted by Norielyn Argamaso at 07:30 am
Doctor advised that we restrict accepting visitors for Glenda's well-being. At the moment. her steroid medications are increased and her immune system is very low. Her mouth sores and rashes seems to be slowly responding to treatment and there is slight progress. However, she is still unable to open her
February 6, 2018Update posted by Norielyn Argamaso at 01:50 am
Her rashes and mouth sores healing very slow despite steroid medication. She is still unable to eat, taking fluids causes her pain but she tries. She cries in pain but always full of HOPE.